A new report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), in a quarterly report to the U.S. Congress, has revealed that the Afghan government controls only 57% of the country.
This comes as the Taliban has made a resurgence, as well as the rise of ISIS in the war torn country.
The government in November could only claim to control or influence 57 percent of Afghanistan’s 407 districts.
“SIGAR’s analysis of the most recent data provided by U.S. forces in Afghanistan suggests that the security situation in Afghanistan has not improved this quarter,” it said.
“The numbers of the Afghan security forces are decreasing, while both casualties and the number of districts under insurgent control or influence are increasing,” the report revealed.